Nestor Cortes

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Nestor Cortes Jr.

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Pitcher Nestor Cortes began his professional career in 2013 after being taken by the New York Yankees in the 36th round of the 2013 amateur draft. In his second pro year, he had a 2.27 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings and in 2014, his mark was 2.26 and he again averaged more than a strikeout per inning. 2016 was his breakout campaign: in 106 innings between four levels, he was 11-4 with 115 strikeouts and a 1.53 ERA while allowing just 61 hits and 24 walks (0.802 WHIP). He reached Triple A for the first time that year (winning his lone start) and played in the Arizona Fall League.

He was a Post-Season All-Star in 2015 and a Mid-Season All-Star in 2016.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2017 Rule V Draft and made his major league debut with the O's on March 31, 2018, pitching two scoreless innings of relief against the Minnesota Twins

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